Hyder, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 87. Population change since 2000: -10.3%
Males: 44  (50.6%)
Females: 43  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  54.8 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99923

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,674 (it was $11,719 in 2000)
Hyder:

$18,674
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,105 (it was $11,491 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,582 (it was $80,000 in 2000)
Hyder:

$50,582
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $537,617; Detached houses: $396,277; Townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $253,372

Median gross rent in 2012: $482.

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  • White alone - 79 (90.8%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (4.6%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (1.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (1.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hyder: 122.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.5%), Dutch (10.7%), English (10.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 14.8 square miles.

Population density: 5.9 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Hyder:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 46.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hyder CDP:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 18.9%

18 residents are foreign born (18.6% North America).

This place:  18.6%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,285 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (590.8 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (662.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1610.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Loring, AK (8.1 miles) , Saxman, AK (8.6 miles ), Ketchikan, AK (8.7 miles ), Metlakatla, AK (9.1 miles ), Thoms Place, AK (9.2 miles) , Meyers Chuck, AK (9.3 miles) , Kasaan, AK (9.8 miles) , Wrangell, AK (9.8 miles ).

Latitude: 55.94 N, Longitude: 130.05 W

Hyder household income distribution Hyder home values distribution

Hyder tourist attractions:

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)

Average climate in Hyder, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Hyder-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 291.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 237.4 miles away from Hyder center
On 6/28/2004 at 09:49:47, a magnitude 6.8 (5.9 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 12.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 193.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 261.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML) earthquake occurred 507.7 miles away from Hyder center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 491.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Providence County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzards: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

located in Hyder:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hyder:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 588 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 592 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 611 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 614 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 642 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 651 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 655 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)

Public high school in Hyder:

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Library in Hyder:

  • HYDER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,350; Location: 50 MAIN STREET; 7,311 books; 447 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Hyder: Mountain View (A), Hyder Volunteer Fire Department (B), Hyder Emergency Medical Services (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Slide Creek (A), Skookum Creek (B), Adanac Creek (C), Cabin Creek (D), Daly Creek (E), Fish Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Grandview Inn (Hyder Ave) (1), Kathy's Korner B&B (505 Main Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hyder and their reported violations in the past:

SEALASKA INN (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
GRANDVIEW INN (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
GLACIER INN (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.5%
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  54.2%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Hyder compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Hyder travel time to work - commute Hyder mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Wood (10%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hyder CDP (based on Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 21.77%
Here: 21.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents43.1%11.5%11.3%7.0%27.1%
Congregations31.8%13.6%9.1%4.5%40.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.8%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

34.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Strongest AM radio stations in Hyder:

  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Hyder:

  • K02MJ (Channel 2; HYDER, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04MM (Channel 4; HYDER, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 39 meters (128ft)
Total costs: $2,791,000
Total average daily traffic: 644
Total average daily truck traffic: 5
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 900

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 48.3 Km Se Of Metlakatla (Lat: 54.917778 Lon: -130.842222), Type: Mast, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: KNKQ316, Licensee ID: L00128694
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC

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